Jennifer Carr received her Master's degree in Sustainable Development Practice from the Center for Latin American studies and her Bachelor's degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation both from the University of Florida. She is the Senior Teaching Lab Specialist for the UF Entomology and Nematology Department where she has worked since 2014. She is also the the new Extension Program Assistant at the Natural Areas Training Academy of the Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Department as of August 2022. Since 2019, she has been president of the non-profit, Florida Defenders of the Environment (FDE). In 1969, FDE was founded by Jennifer's grandmother, Marjorie Harris Carr, to stop the Cross Florida Barge Canal project and restore the Ocklawaha River by breaching Rodman/Kirkpatrick Dam in Putnam County.